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Habeas Corpus   

Martin Beck Theatre, (11/25/1975 - 2/15/1976)
First Preview: Nov 18, 1975 Total Previews: 7
Opening Date: Nov 25, 1975    
Closing Date: Feb 15, 1976 Total Performances: 95

Category: Play, Farce, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A refined English seaside resort, in the Wicksteed's home, and occasionally at the end of the West Pier.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by James M. Nederlander, Victor Lurie and Michael Codron
Written by Alan Bennett; Music arranged by Dorothea Freitag
Directed by Frank Dunlop; Musical Staging by Riggs O'Hara
Scenic Design by Carl Toms; Costume Design by Carl Toms; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Wig Consultant: Paul Huntley
General Manager: Nelle Nugent; Company Manager: James Turner
Production Stage Manager: Frank Bayer; Stage Manager: Louis Pulvino
Musician: Dorothea Freitag, Judith Martin and Roberta Hankin; Music Contractor: Seymour Press
General Press Representative: Michael Alpert and Marilynn LeVine; Press Representative: Joshua Ellis; Casting: Feuer & Ritzer; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
June Havoc
Mrs. Swabb
a cleaning lady
Celeste Holm
Lady Rumpers
a pillar of the Empire
Jean Marsh
Constance Wicksteed
the doctor's sister
Rachel Roberts
Mrs. Wicksteed
the doctor's wife
Donald Sinden
Arthur Wicksteed
a general practitioner
Kristoffer Tabori
the Wicksteeds' son
Constance Forslund
Felicity Rumpers
Lady Rumpers' daughter
Richard Gere
Mr. Shanks
a sales representative
Leo Leyden
Stephen D. Newman
Mr. Purdue
a sick man
Ian Trigger
Sir Percy Shorter
a leading light in the medical profession
Paxton Whitehead
Canon Throbbing
a celibate
Standby: Leo Leyden (Sir Percy Shorter)
Understudies: Tom Everett (Dennis, Mr. Purdue, Mr. Shanks), Stephen D. Newman (Arthur Wicksteed, Canon Throbbing), Holly Villaire (Constance Wicksteed, Felicity Rumpers) and Joyce Worsley (Lady Rumpers, Mrs. Swabb, Mrs. Wicksteed)
Tony Award®
1976 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Donald Sinden
Drama Desk Award
winner 1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Rachel Roberts
1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
June Havoc